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Obieg No. 8: Art & Literature: A Mongrels Guide

Edited by The Book Lovers (David Maroto and Joanna Zielińska)

Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art is happy to announce The Book Lovers (David Maroto and Joanna Zielińska) as the guest editors of Obieg magazine no. 8: “Art & Literature: A Mongrels Guide. This new issue expands on the notions inaugurated by their previous research, favouring a sort of art predicated on process and subjectivity, and the renewal of art language. The advent of fictocriticism, the propagation of the artists novel, and the increasing interest in experimental forms of creative criticism are unequivocal symptoms of the emergence of a hybrid textual space where traditional distinctions between theory and practice, fiction and research, literature and the visual arts, are blurred. The only trait common to such a disorganised array of writing practices lies in the fact that they are mongrels of all sorts of breeds and colours. The Book Lovers' editorial line strives to emphasise hybridisation not only at the level of genres and disciplines, but also in terms of a mixed authorship in the texts selected and commissioned.

Obieg is a quarterly magazine on art and culture, providing an interface for combining different narrative formulas with cutting-edge networking outside of the dominant art hubs. Obieg appears in four thematic issues a year, available online free of charge, in bilingual versions: Polish and English. It documents the present state of "global contemporary" art by combining critique and in-depth theoretical texts with non-academic investigations,essays, and images.

  • Obieg no. 8 contributors:
    • Chris Kraus, Mark von Schlegell, Cally Spooner, Raimundas Malašauskas, David Antin, Charles Bernstein, Julien Bismuth, Lynne Tillman, Sebastian Cichocki, Francis McKee, Owen G. Parry, and Georgina Starr


Cover photo: Georgina Starr, Androgynous Egg, Performance, 2017 Performed at Frieze London in October 2017. Photo Credit: Ronald Lewis Courtesy The Artist & Frieze Projects

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